Mt. Moiwa
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Typical night view enjoyment spot in Sapporo authorized by "the Japanese new three big night view" in October, 2015. To the extent the night view which can look a ropeway and a MORISU car (mini cable car) around 360 deg from a mountain top observatory of the altitude 531m which takes and arrives is also called "northern jewelry box", that it shines, when I'm shining also it's fine for the daytime as well as the night view, a far place as well as Sapporo-shi district can even look Shokanbetsu chain of mountains and Ishikari bay around. It's possible to go up summertime by car in Moiwayama sightseeing motorway (charge) to the Mid station, and it's possible to enjoy about 3.5 kilometers of freeway (A winter season closes.) At the Mid station, Mt. MOIWA, there is a stand where I get a large selection of original products of the mascot character "MORISU", and a takeout section is also next to the planetarium, the casual French restaurant where you can have a meal while enjoying the scenery "THE JEWELS" and the restaurant at the mountain top station, and it's also enriched in the facilities. It's barrier free full equipment in order to have many people enjoy in the facilities again, and a guide announcement in a ropeway MORISU car stop is also doing correspondence of English, Chinese and Korean.
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  • QW Teo
    Singapore, Singapore91 contributions
    Amazing view
    The view is amazing from the top. The ropeway price is relatively steep at 2100 yen per pax for a return ticket. I do see people trekking up the hill but wouldn't recommend it for the usual tourist.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2023
  • meche0009
    London, United Kingdom94 contributions
    Well worth a visit, has some pretty views
    Getting out here on public transport was ok but took us a few connections and therefore took a while, but it was totally worth it. We headed up after dark and got to see the lights of the city which is pretty picturesque. There are also a few places on the observation deck to take photos. The ropeway and fenicular are fairly quick to get you to the top, but run at set intervals so they can be a queue, particaurly at night coming back down. When we arrived the queue was approx an hour to go back down and we probably only spent about 15 minutes at the top. Thankfully things had cleared somewhat by then. May not be the easiest place to get to by public transport but very doable and definitely worth going up for some really lovely views of the city. It got a thumbs up from my teenage daughter as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Thesons
    Adelaide, Australia125 contributions
    The softest, powdery snow & plenty of it.
    We had blue skies for our cable ride to the top of Mt Moiwa. There was plenty of snow for us to frolick in. The view over Sapporo was amazing, a definite winter wonderland. We sat inside the cafe with a hot drink & soaked in the atmosphere of the snow & scenery outside. An awesome time had in the snow. We rang the summi bell.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 February 2024
  • Scott H
    2 contributions
    Sapporo is fun!
    Such a fun time! Sapporo was great. Such great food. We went for the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2024 and it was fantastic. While you’re there definitely try Miso Ramen and Curry Soup from Suage+ Honten. The Sapporo Beer Museum and Genghis Khan in the food hall there was delicious and such a fun experience. Will definitely go back to check out what Sapporo has to offer during the summer months. It was an easy trip via ANA airlines from Haneda airport from Tokyo.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
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Scott H
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Such a fun time! Sapporo was great. Such great food. We went for the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2024 and it was fantastic. While you’re there definitely try Miso Ramen and Curry Soup from Suage+ Honten. The Sapporo Beer Museum and Genghis Khan in the food hall there was delicious and such a fun experience. Will definitely go back to check out what Sapporo has to offer during the summer months. It was an easy trip via ANA airlines from Haneda airport from Tokyo.
Written 22 February 2024
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Thesons
Adelaide, Australia125 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had blue skies for our cable ride to the top of Mt Moiwa. There was plenty of snow for us to frolick in. The view over Sapporo was amazing, a definite winter wonderland. We sat inside the cafe with a hot drink & soaked in the atmosphere of the snow & scenery outside. An awesome time had in the snow. We rang the summi bell.
Written 7 February 2024
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Paul F
36 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We went up around 3 pm so our children could play in the snow before it got dark at 4-4.30. Bought a plastic sledge in DCM for about 2000 yen. Came back about 5. So we got the views in the daytime and in the dark. No complaints about the views or the area for kids to slide and build a snowman. But the restaurant was closed - we'd brought our own food anyway, but that may have disappointed some visitors. There was a kind of snack bar at the entrance to the restaurant with the menu in Japanese only. Another surprise was that the shuttle bus from the tram stop doesn't start running until about 5 on weekdays, and it's a stiff walk up the hill for older people. Maybe different in peak season, but this was early December, which meant plenty of room in the ropeway and no long waiting times. More people going up after dark though - that's maybe the most popular time on weekdays after working hours. So, if you can, I'd recommend going on a weekday in the daytime in off-season. If you don't mind the stiff walk (or you could take a taxi), you may almost have the ropeway car to yourselves!
Written 4 December 2023
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meche0009
London, UK94 contributions
Aug 2023
Getting out here on public transport was ok but took us a few connections and therefore took a while, but it was totally worth it. We headed up after dark and got to see the lights of the city which is pretty picturesque. There are also a few places on the observation deck to take photos. The ropeway and fenicular are fairly quick to get you to the top, but run at set intervals so they can be a queue, particaurly at night coming back down. When we arrived the queue was approx an hour to go back down and we probably only spent about 15 minutes at the top. Thankfully things had cleared somewhat by then.
May not be the easiest place to get to by public transport but very doable and definitely worth going up for some really lovely views of the city. It got a thumbs up from my teenage daughter as well.
Written 6 August 2023
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Johan B
Houthalen, Belgium263 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Go up just before sunset. The view is quite impressing.
Be sure to take some warmer clothes, as the wind up there can be very cold and strong.
Written 11 May 2023
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QW Teo
Singapore, Singapore91 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The view is amazing from the top. The ropeway price is relatively steep at 2100 yen per pax for a return ticket. I do see people trekking up the hill but wouldn't recommend it for the usual tourist.
Written 3 March 2023
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RickHansen
Yeppoon, Australia354 contributions
Dec 2022
I feel a rule of thumb is to go to some sort of lookout type place to put yourself in perspective. Go on Dusk.
Written 4 February 2023
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
A great way to see Sapporo from above. The cable car ride is very much enjoy by the children. Up in the top, it is very cold even with jacket on
Written 29 January 2022
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Zachary H
Tokyo, Japan4,614 contributions
Sept 2021 • Family
Mount Moiwa is a great family activity in Sapporo. The ropeway and cable car up to the summit of the mountain takes about 10 minutes and, at the time of writing, cost ¥1,800 for adults and ¥900 for children (round trip). The views are beautiful, especially at night.
Written 25 September 2021
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Daniel Lee
Kobe, Japan154 contributions
Dec 2020
Very nice observatory to appreciate the vast cityscape of Sapporo.
Highly recommended to check the weather forecast to find out the sunset times during your trip, and go up around 20 to 30 minutes before sunset, so you can enjoy both the day view and night view on the same trip.
Written 31 December 2020
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